Statues of Liberty to join Brussels Trump Protest

We will be out in force to send a clear message that we reject his policies of hatred and fear.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

MEDIA ADVISORY

24 May 2017

Statues of Liberty to join Brussels Trump Protest

When: 17.00 – 24 May 2017

Where: Gare du Nord, rue du Progrès, 76 à 1030 Schaerbeek, Brussels

Press Point: In front of the ‘Exki’ on boulevard Simon Bolivar 7-9, 1030, Brussels

Amnesty International activists will come together to protest against President Trump’s discriminatory policies when he visits Brussels on 24 May. One hundred activists dressed as Statues of Liberty will greet the US President on his first trip to Europe.

“From the travel ban, to attacks on women’s rights, to the planned Mexican border wall, President Trump has overseen an onslaught of hateful and divisive policies. We will be out in force to send a clear message that we reject his policies of hatred and fear. EU leaders must be equally firm in their rejection of these attacks on people’s rights,” said Iverna McGowan, Director of the Amnesty International, European Institutions Office.

The protest, which will mobilise a wide spectrum of civil society, will take place the night before President Trump meets with a number of EU and Member State leaders, and attends a meeting of NATO leaders.

Spokespeople are available on the following issues:

–       The discriminatory travel ban

–       EU response to the Trump presidency

–       Mexico border fence / wall

–       Human rights implications of the Trump presidency so far

Journalists are invited to contact the following to arrange interviews:

For spokespeople in English: Alison Abrahams on [email protected] +32 2 548 27 73 or +32 483 680 812